St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Important Information:


 Homework is due in every Friday. Homework will usually consist of spellings, timetables practice, and either a SPaG or a Maths worksheet.

 There will be a spelling test and a timetables test every Friday (these will be included in the homework pack).


 PE is on a Friday but we advise you to bring your PE kits in on a Monday as we may do PE more than once a week. 


 Make sure you read at least 3 times a week in order to improve your reading skills and win prizes! Reading records will be collected and checked at the end of every week but please make sure you bring your reading book and reading record to school every day.


Any questions, please just ask.

Below is a curriculum letter which outlines all of the fun and exciting learning that we will be doing this half term: 

Autumn 1 weekly timetable

Here's what we'll be learning about across the curriculum this half term (Autumn Term 1):


LITERACY The key skills we will be concentrating on are accurate use of capital letters and full stops, expanded noun phrases, adverbs, tenses, conjunctions, spellings, handwriting and much more. These will be taught through the following genres of writing:

  • Character description
  • Set of instructions
  • Setting description


READING - We will be studying: ‘Rapunzel’ by Bethan Woollvin, ‘See Inside Castles’ by Katie Daynes and ’The Clockwork Dragon’ by Jonathan Emmett.


MATHS - We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value through concrete and abstract work. We will be learning many key skills such as: basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be regularly practicing our timetables to increase confidence and ability. This term's times table focus is the 2 times table.


RE - In RE, we will look at the topic ‘Beginnings’ where we will explore the concept of new beginnings through the story of Creation and various psalms about God’s love for his children. Towards the end of Autumn Term 1, we will be moving on to our new topic in RE entitled 'Signs and Symbols'.


SCIENCE - In Science, we will be looking at the unit ‘Everyday Materials’ in which we will explore the uses of a range of everyday materials through investigations and explorations. This will also be linked to our class topic (‘Castles’) through – for example - its exploration of how different materials can affect the suitability and effectiveness of castles and armour.

Our current topic is...

Check out Year 2's AMAZING castle homework projects!

Black History Month

Year 2 have loved learning about the amazing Rosa Parks...

In Year 2, we love to read!

Don't forget our 'This Is Me' statements...

At St Francis Xavier, we love to read!

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